See new venue of the 92nd District Conference & Assembly (PHOTOS)

The venue of the 92nd District Conference and Assembly (DCA) has moved from Tom Mboya Labour College to the Grand Royal Swiss hotel.

READ ALSO: This is what awaits you in Kisumu – 92nd DCA Program (OFFICIAL)

The hotel is one of the new establishments in Kisumu located on the Kisumu – Vihiga road.

Kisumu streets are adorned with banners welcoming Rotarians to the DCA. The purpose of the district conference is to provide opportunities for networking, inspirational addresses, and discussions of Rotary-related matters.

The conference should also give Rotarians and clubs a vision of Rotary beyond the club level and provide a memorable fellowship experience. Many Rotarians have said that they were never truly enthusiastic about Rotary until they saw an inspirational presentation at a district conference.

The rooms are cosy and spacious.

The hotel has paved walkways that make moving around very easy.

You can also relax at the reception area.

Purpose of a DCA

The purpose of the district conference is to provide opportunities for networking, inspirational addresses, and discussions of Rotary-related matters. The event should recognize the service programs, projects, and public relations achievements in the district in order to inspire Rotarians to become more involved in service.

The conference should also give Rotarians and clubs a vision of Rotary beyond the club level and provide a memorable fellowship experience. Many Rotarians have said that they were never truly enthusiastic about Rotary until they saw an inspirational presentation at a district conference.

Every person who attends a DCA finds that being a Rotarian becomes even more rewarding because of the new experiences, insights and acquaintances developed at the conference. Those who attend a conference enjoy going back, year after year.

What to expect

At a minimum, your district conference program/itinerary should address the following:

  1. Schedule the RI president’s representative’s two conference addresses and the brief remarks at the end of the conference.
  2. Discuss and adopt the audited financial statement from the previous Rotary year.
  3. Approve the district levy, if it was not approved at the district assembly or presidentselect training seminar.
  4. Elect the district’s representative to the Council on Legislation, during the Rotary year two years before the Council meets, if the district chooses not to use the nominating committee procedure.
  5. Elect the member of the nominating committee for the RI Board of Directors, as appropriate for your zone.

Many Rotarians have said that they were never truly enthusiastic about Rotary until they saw an inspirational presentation at a district conference.

 

 

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Dress code TIPS and IDEAS for the 92nd DCA in Kisumu

Dress code TIPS and IDEAS for the 92nd DCA in Kisumu

The 92nd District Conference and Assembly (DCA) will he held at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel in Kisumu from Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd April, 2017. 

READ ALSO: This is what awaits you in Kisumu – 92nd DCA Program (OFFICIAL)

The DCA is an important event in the calendar of Rotary. Go through the program and see interesting activities and sessions that you can participate in. There are sessions that need a dress code. The most IMPORTANT item you must not forget to wear at all times is your Rotary pin.

Day 1 – Thursday 20th April

It will be a relaxed evening with lots of drinks flowing.

Registration opens at 8am at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel. Ensure you get your name badge and DCA bag.

There are also seminars and Master Class sessions that will be going on in the various rooms. Make sure you register in advance for the sessions.

In the evening, there will be a cocktail happy hour to mark the start of the DCA. You are allowed to dress down as it will be a session to socialise and network with other Rotarians.

Day 2 – Friday 21st April

There will be lots of photo opportunities. Make sure you look glam! Do NOT forget to wear your Rotary pin.

The day will start at 8am and end at 5:15pm.  The recommended dress code is official. There is also the option of smart casual.

Friday night will be Ohangla night – food and good music!

In the evening, DG Richard Omwela will host Rotarians to a sumptuous dinner at the Grand Royal Swiss hotel – the same venue where the DCA is taking place. The theme is African. Do not forget to wear your best dancing shoes. It will be an Ohangla night – food and good music!

Day 3 – Saturday 22nd April

Saturday night dress code is WHITE. See how lovely Lupita looks in white. You have no excuse!

For a Saturday, smart casual dressing is a good idea. In the evening is the DG’s banquet. Dress in white. Like snow white ok? On this night, DG Omwela ceremoniously hands over to DGE Peter Mbui. There is a special attire for this. This is another evening of dancing and merry making. Again, wear good dancing shoes. Trust me, it will be a long night.

 Bonus…

Remember to check the weather. There are signs of rain. See you in Kisumu!

This is what awaits you in Kisumu – 92nd DCA Program (OFFICIAL)

This is what awaits you in Kisumu – 92nd DCA Program (OFFICIAL)

Are you all set for the 92nd District Conference and Assembly (DCA) in Kisumu? To help you plan ahead, below is the OFFICAL program. 

Please note the venue of the DCA is the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel in Kisumu.

READ ALSO: 11 AMAZING facts about Kisumu City you most likely do NOT know

Thursday 20th April

8am – 6pm: Arrival/Registration

2pm – 4pm: District Finance Committee Meeting

10am – 4pm: Special sessions/seminars and Master classes

4pm – 5:30pm: Council of Governors Meeting, chaired by DG Richard Omwela

6pm – 8pm: Conference Opening Cocktail (Sponsored by EABL)

Special Sessions

1. ROTARY FOUNDATION/ROTARY GRANTS SEMINAR – Conducted by DRFC & Zone Coordinator and TRF Regional Grants Officer DRFC Harry Mugo. Grants Paper Work/Management/Stewardship, Project Closure and Club Qualification. A MUST attend for all Clubs.

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Kakamega meeting room

Charge: KSh 500

Seminar closed – FULLY BOOKED!

2. REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Conducted by DMC James Mwangi and RC Geeta Manek.

Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue: Siaya meeting room

Charge: Free

Session open to District Coordinators only.

3. ROTARY LEADERSHIP SEMINAR – Conducted by Rotary Representative to UNEP Joe Otin and Salome Gitoho Rotary Representative to UN HABITAT.

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Kisii meeting room

Charge: Free

4. PUBLIC IMAGE/RELATIONS & MEDIA RELATIONS MASTER CLASS – Conducted by ARPIC Caroline Kimutai. Recommended for Club members handling projects, Club Secretaries, President Elects and Club Public Relations Directors.

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Venue: Nandi meeting room

Charge: Free

READ ALSO:Dress code TIPS and IDEAS for the 92nd DCA in Kisumu

Friday 21st April

FIRST PLENARY SESSION  

Rambara Ball Room

0800 – 0810: Opening session

0810 – 0820: Arrival of RI President’s Personal Representative (RIPPR) PRID Steven Snyder, District Governor and Guests

0820 – 08.40: Call to Order

0840 – 0850: DG Welcome and Recognition of Guests

0850 – 0900: Welcome Address by Conference Chair (Isaac Gitoho)

0900 – 0905: Introduction of RIPPR PRID Steven Snyder                                               

0905 – 0930:  Address by RIPPR, PRID Steven Snyder

0930 – 0940: Welcome by Kisumu Governor, HE  Governor Jack Ranguma

0940 – 0950: Guest Speaker, Joe Muganda, Group CEO, Nation Media Group

0955 – 1000:  Vote of Thanks

SAA Announcements

1000 – 1015:  Official Photograph

1015 – 1045: TEA BREAK                         

 1015 – 1045: Media Briefing

 SECOND PLENARY SESSION  –   The Future is NOW

Rambara Ball Room

1045 – 1200:  Rotaractors and Millennials  in the Future of Rotary by  Rtn Paul Kasimu

(PANEL SESSION)

1200 – 1205: Vote of Thanks

SAA Announcements

1245 – 1400: LUNCH BREAK

THIRD PLENARY SESSION  –  Rotary in Action   

Rambara Ball Room

1400 – 1405:  Call to order/Rotary Songs/SAA Announcements

1405 -1415: Water Sanitation and Hygiene  in Schools (WINS) – President Richard Onono

1415 – 1500:  Partnerships in Serving for Humanity – PP Patrick Obath

15.00 – 1545: Effective ways Club can use to tell Rotary stories –  ARPIC Caroline Kimutai

15.45 – 16.15:  TEA BREAK

1615 – 16.30: Treasurer’s Report 2015-16

1630– 1645:  Explanation of  nomination procedure for DGN 2019-20 – PDG Mohamed Abdulla

Explanation of procedure for election of Country representatives to the DGN Nomination Committee

16.45 – 17.15: REMARKS BY RIPPR  PRID Steven Snyder

17.15: SAA Announcements and Plenary events Closure

1730– 1830: Meeting of DG Nominations Committee

1900 – 2200:  Dinner   Dress Code African  Theme -“Ohangla” Night

Saturday 22nd April

FOURTH PLENARY SESSION  –  District Assembly

0800 – 0830:  Fellowship & Entertainment. Call to order & Rotary Grace

0830 – 0835: Introduction of DGE Peter Mbui

0835 – 0930: Presentation of the RI Theme for 2017/2018

0935 – 1005: District Budget    2017 – 2018

1005 – 1035: TEA BREAK

1035 – 1105:  BREAK OUT SESSIONS      (40MINS)

GROUP 1 – Rambara Ball Room

Support and Strengthening of clubs

Topics: Membership Development – Recruitment, Retention and Extension, Enhancing quality of Clubs and Club leadership planning.

Facilitators: RC Geeta Manek, DMC James Mwangi & CCE Jane Mberia

GROUP 2 – Kisii Meeting Room

 Focus in and increasing humanitarian service

Topics:  The Rotary Foundation, Giving to our foundation, Service projects and Stewardship (Qualification).

Facilitators: RRFC Eric Kimani, DRFC Harry Mugo, PAG George Mbugua and PP Jane Otima

GROUP 3 – Kakamega Ball Room

Enhancing Rotary Public Image and Awareness

Topics: Effective Communication, Communication skills, Online tools and Reporting.

Facilitators: PDG Teshome Kebede, ARPIC Carole Kimutai, Rotary Rep to UNEP Joe Otin and DSE George Mathenge

1105 – 1135: Feedback on Breakout Sessions (Rambara Ballroom)

1135 – 1200:  RIPPR Remarks

1200 – 1210:  Vote of Thanks   –  RC Geeta Manek

1210 – 1225:  93rd DCA Presentation and Assembly closing

1225 – 1230: SAA Announcements

1230 – 1400:  LUNCH BREAK

FIFTH PLENARY SESSION – Looking back 2016-17

1400-1415: Entertainment and Rotary Songs

1415-1425: Proposed change to the DG nomination committee – PDG Mohamed Abdulla

Proposed New DG Nomination Procedure

1425 – 1445: Presentation of the 92nd DCA Organizing Committee – PP Isaac Gitoho

1445- 1515: My year as DG – DG Richard Omwela

1515 – 1545: DG’s Awards and District Recognitions – PP Antoinette Absaloms

1545 – 1555: Presentation of District Governor Nominee (DG 2019-20)

1555 – 1605: Presentation of District Conference Report and Resolutions – PDG Vijay Talwar

1605 – 1630: RIPPR Reflections and Final Remarks

1630 – 1635: Vote of Thanks & Closure of DCA

1930 – 2300: DGs banquet

Awards /Recognitions / Chain Handover Ceremony

 

 

 

Awesome airfare DEALS to Kisumu in April

Awesome airfare DEALS to Kisumu in April

We are counting days to the Rotary District Conference and Assembly (DCA), scheduled for 20th to 23rd April, 2017.

We have managed to secure the following rates on both KQ and Fly 540 for travel to the DCA in Kisumu on the following itineraries:-

KENYA AIRWAYS FARE USD 145:-
GROUP A-15 GUESTS

KQ 650  20APR 4 NBOKIS       0615 0705

KQ 651  23APR 7 KISNBO       0745 0835

GROUP B-15 GUESTS

KQ 654  20APR 4 NBOKIS       0920 1010

KQ 655  23APR 7 KISNBO      1050 1140

GROUP C-10 GUESTS

KQ 654  19APR 3 NBOKIS       0920 1010

KQ 657  23APR 7 KISNBO       1355 1445

To secure your seat you will need to pay USD 50 by Monday 13th March.

READ ALSO: Download the 92nd DCA registration form HERE

Fly 540 30 Seats

Fare: KSh 13,540

5H 20APR NBO KIS 0630 0720

5H 23APR KIS NBO 1600 1650

For Fly540 contact Rebecca Olali on tel: 0722 540 540

Full payment is needed by Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

For more details contact: Hilda or Suan on Tel: 0715 347 577 or 0733 825 646

Email: Rotarydistrict9212@gmail.com

 

10 AMAZING hotel deals for the Kisumu DCA – as low as 3K!

10 AMAZING hotel deals for the Kisumu DCA – as low as 3K!

They say the early bird catches the fattest worm. In this case, the early Rotarian will “catch” the best deal. So, do not cry and say we did not tell you. Below are some amazing accommodation deals that SADLY expire on Friday 24th February 2017. Upon confirmation of booking(s), a 50% down payment and balance to be paid by 10th April 2017.

Kisumu will be the host City of the 92nd Rotary District Conference and Assembly (DCA), scheduled for 20th to 23rd April 2017. Have you booked your accommodation?

READ ALSO: 11 AMAZING facts about Kisumu City you most likely do NOT know

All the 10 hotels listed are not more than 10km away from Tom Mboya Labour College where the DCA will take place.

1. Anna’s Guest House

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 2,900.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 3,900.
The hotel is 1.5km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

2. Dewchurch Drive Hotel Ltd

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 4,500.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 5,500.
The hotel is 5km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

3. Royal City Hotel, Garden Hotel

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 5,000.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 6000.
The hotel is a 8 minutes drive to Tom Mboya Labour College.

READ ALSO: Download the 92nd DCA registration form HERE

4. Sunset Hotel

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 5,000. 
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 6,500. 
The hotel is a 3 minutes drive to the Tom Mboya Labour College.

5. Jumuia Resort & Guest House

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 5,500.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ Kshs. 7,500.
The resort is 4 km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

lake-vacation

Remember to carry your swimming gear. There will be time for water sports for your and your family.

6. Pinecone Hotel
Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 6,000.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh. 7,500.
The hotel is 3 km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

7. Vittoria Suites

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 6,500.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 8,500.
The hotel is only 2 km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

8. Victoria Comfort Inn Hotel
Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 7,000.
Double/twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 8,500.
The hotel is 5.3 km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

READ ALSO: Important things you need to KNOW about the District Conference in Kisumu

9. Imperial Hotel & Express
Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 8,300.
Double / twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ KSh 10,920.
The hotel is only  1.5km from Tom Mboya Labour College.

 10. Sovereign Hotel

Single room on bed and breakfast basis @ 12,000.

Double / twin room on bed and breakfast basis @ Kshs. 14,000.
The hotel is only 1 km from Tom Mboya Labour College

dinner

Book your hotel early so you can enjoy a good discount for a hotel of your choice without worrying about cost. And they really do serve some great food!

Airport Transfer Rates (Kisumu)

From Kisumu Airport to any of the above town hotels. Saloon vehicle/Noah @ KSh 1,500 per transfer per vehicle. It would be a good idea to carpool and save on costs.

Reservations and Payment Terms:

To guarantee reservation Rotarians will be required to email your name, stating hotel of choice and number of nights to be booked in before Friday 24th February 2017. Upon confirmation of booking(s), a 50% down payment and balance to be paid by 10th April 2017.
All the bookings to be sent to tours@travelcreations.co.ke (0716 810 282)

Tel: 254 20 2712011 / 2712015 / 2719209 / 2731659 / 2731660

24/7 Office Mobile Phones: 0722335866, 0734600842

Website: www.travelcreations.co.ke

Important: Please note some hotels require a non-refundable deposit to secure bookings. This information will be brought to your attention should it apply to your bookings.

Payment can be done to us either by Cheque; payable to TRAVEL CREATIONS LTD or bank deposit.

Bank account details-KES

Account Name: Travel Creations Ltd

Bank: KCB Bank

Branch: Kipande House

Account No: 1104102455

Currency:  KES.
SWIFT CODE: KCBLKENX

11 AMAZING facts about Kisumu City you most likely do NOT know

11 AMAZING facts about Kisumu City you most likely do NOT know

Kisumu City will be hosting the 92nd Rotary District Conference and Assembly (DCA), scheduled for 20th to 23rd April, 2017. I fished out (pun intended) some amazing facts that I bet you did not know. 

1. Kisumu hosted the first air flight in East and Central Africa; an inaugural mail flight from Kisumu to England in 1931.

2. In October 1900, the 62-ton ship SS William Mackinnon was reassembled and registered in Kisumu and made its maiden voyage to Entebbe. The SS Winifred (1901) and the SS Sybil (1901) were later added to the fleet in 1902 and 1904 respectively.

READ ALSODownload the 92nd DCA registration form HERE

3. Grace Onyango was elected as mayor of Kisumu town in 1965. She become the first woman mayor in Africa.

4. New Nyanza Provincial Hospital is locally referred to as a ‘Russia’ because it was built with funding from the Soviet government in the 1960’s.

Kisumu came from the Luo word “sumo” which literally means “a place of barter trade”.

Kisumu came from the Luo word “sumo” which literally means “a place of barter trade”.

5. Winston Churchill visited Kisumu in 1907.

6. Kondele shopping centre arguably boasts one of the highest number of bars and drinking places per kilometer in Kenya ( if not Africa).

8. The first skeleton plan for Kisumu was prepared in 1899. Another plan was later prepared in May, 1900.

READ ALSO: 6 reasons why you MUST attend the 2017 District Conference & Assembly in Kisumu

9. The famous town clock on Oginga Odinga street was unveiled on 19 August 1938 by the then Governor of Kenya Sir Robert Brooke-Popham.

10. The Huduma Centre building is the tallest in Kisumu.

11. Some of the white settlers actually believed, erroneously that it derived its name from ‘sumu’ – a Swahili word meaning poison because of the dangerous malaria-carrying mosquitoes in the area.

It was first named Port Florence after Florence Preston, the wife of the senior railways engineer.

Kisumu was first named Port Florence after Florence Preston, the wife of the senior railways engineer.

 

Download the 92nd DCA registration form HERE

Download the 92nd DCA registration form HERE

The Rotary District Conference and Assembly (DCA) is scheduled for 20th to 23rd April, 2017. You can now register by downloading the form online. Book a slot NOW and you will be allowed to pay in two easy installments. 

Download the form HERE.

The purpose of the district conference is to provide opportunities for networking, inspirational addresses, and discussions of Rotary-related matters. The event should recognize the service programs, projects, and public relations achievements in the district in order to inspire Rotarians to become more involved in service.

READ ALSO: Why 100 Rotarians will get an amazing OFFER in ‘NJAA-NUARY’

The conference should also give Rotarians and clubs a vision of Rotary beyond the club level and provide a memorable fellowship experience. Many Rotarians have said that they were never truly enthusiastic about Rotary until they saw an inspirational presentation at a district conference.

Get the offer NOW by following four easy steps:

  1. Download the registration form below
  2. Fill the registration
  3. Pay your $100 deposit in the bank or use MPesa (see details below)
  4. Email the form and cash deposit details to: Isaac Gitoho, the DCA Chairman – isaac.gitoho@ecoenergy.co.ke

Payment details

Bank: Prime Bank Limited

Branch: Riverside

Name: ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 9212- 92ND DCA KISUMU

Address: P.O. BOX 43825-00100 Nairobi

KES A/C NO. 200 009 8018

USD A/C NO. 200 109 8026

Bank Code: 010

Branch Code: 008

Swift Code: PRIEKENX

MPesa Paybill

Paybill No: 982800

Acc No: 2000098018